According to a recent Gallup poll, some 72% perceive "big government"as the biggest threat in their lives. This is not surprising at all. Big government is the biggest threat to your liberty. Since government is growing dramatically under the past two presidents, then correspondingly, your liberties are being taken away on a daily basis and government abuses are increasing dramatically. Some of these transgressions are even making news in select media outlets.
In a recent speech, Ron Paul recounted the following: “What do you expect when you target the President? This is what an
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a
conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the
impeachment of then-President Clinton. Recent revelations that IRS
agents gave “special scrutiny” to organizations opposed to the current
administration’s policies suggest that many in the IRS still believe
harassing the President’s opponents is part of their job."
In the video interview shown below, Ron Paul also said: "the failure of big government is all around us." “Obamacare is such a transparent failure of big government, foreign
policy is such a failure – the intrusion of our liberties and all this
spying. It’s all around us, and it’s a failure.” The failure of big government, along with Keynesian
economics, and the NSA debacles; that more and more of even the most
liberal are realizing just what America has become.
Ron Paul says that it's good news that people are starting to recognize the scope of problem of government bringing failure and loss of freedoms. He says "there is no way to replace the "status quo"until people give up on what we have." He sites the grass roots opposition to the bombing of Syria showed how out of touch the politicians of both parties are.
Here's Ron Paul (link to the YouTube video in case it doesn't show in the blog):